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Our body confidence mission

8 out of 10 girls are so concerned with the way they look that they opt out of important activities. We want to change that.

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The Dove Self-Esteem Project was created from a vision where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. For more than 15 years, we’ve been helping parents, mentors, teachers and youth leaders deliver self-esteem education that’s reached more than 60 million young people so far. Join us to help reach even more.

When it comes to teen body image and girls’ self-esteem, we want beauty to be a source of confidence, and not anxiety. Our mission is to ensure that young people around the world grow up enjoying a positive relationship with the way they look – helping them raise their self-esteem and realise their full potential.

We’ve reached over 60 million young people in 142 countries through our educational programmes. By 2030, we’re aiming to have helped 250 million build their positive body image and learn how to improve self-esteem, making the Dove Self-Esteem Project the largest of its kind – and we’re not done yet. 

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Our topics
  • Expert advice for parents
    Parent & mentor resources
    Use our resources to help you to talk about body confidence with a special young person in your life and support them to become a self-assured individual.
  • School resources on the media’s effects on body image
    Teacher resources
    Our free, evidence-based resources for teachers have everything schools need to run successful curriculum-aligned body confidence workshops.
  • Friends chatting – resources for youth leaders
    Youth leader resources
    A body-confident young person is ready to go after their goals. Use our evidence-based activities and discussion topics to help get your group to talk about body image.
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